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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11. 1949
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Perfumes Vital To,
Wives of Henry VIII
Character, Name Important
By JANICE JAMES
To the majority of well dressed
women in the world of fashion,
the proper perfume is as vital a
part of their good grooming as
lipstick, hose and nail polish.
As is customary, the supply of
scents of many a woman runs low
about Christmas time with the de-
pleted stock hopefully waiting
supplements f r o m charitable
This fact arouses well voiced
questions on the masculine side
of the story-just what kind of a
perfume does a woman prefer, and
what goes into the success of a
* * *
PERFUME manufacturers are
quick to reply that the answers to
this request are so many and var-
ied that they cannot be stated in
Of primary importance though
are the character and name of
a scent. Perhaps the idea for a
perfume will be created first
with the suitable scent and
name remaining to be 'chosen.
Sometimes the perfume itself
suggests an idea and name.
In any case all three ingredients
must be tied up by some means so
that they convey the intended im-
THESE ORIGINAL scents are
the starting points for many
means of expressing an idea. They
create a style and inspire dther
perfumers to develop subsequent
scents. It is the original master-
piece, though, that is presented to
the public year after year and re-
mains unchallenged by whims of
The base or heart of such a
perfume is what is called the
starting point of a scent. It must
display a vitality that ordinary
mixtures do not have.
Around this base, the other
characteristics are built. Addi-
tional notes of 'freshness, spicie-
ness and leafiness are then intro-.
duced. To give a scent its quality
of lastingness a fixation specialty
is then added.
IN ADDITION to these qualities,
a perfume must have originality.
It cannot be a modification of
some earlier created substance, but
must be able to stand on its own
feet when introduced to the pub-
Originality is achieved by sub-
stitution of one floral scent for
another and by the skillful use
of specialities. It is this origi-
nality which gives a perfume the
distinction which enables it to
last through the ages.
The many elements mentioned
must be blended together into a
harmonious creation and impres-
sion. Each substance found in a
perfume is needed, so that one
standing alone completely fails in
creating the intended impression.
* * *
THESE IMPRESSIONS vary
with the idea they are intended to
express. In choosing the proper
scent for a woman it is best to
consider her personality and
choose the perfume with the idea
which coincides with it.
The domestic woman who
looks best sitting beside a fire-
place will certainly not be
pleased with a scent which ex-
presses a leafy or woodsy at-
mosphere. A woman who looks
completely at ease when astride
a horse should not be presented
with a dainty violet scent.
On either one of these types,
the wrong perfume will present a
definite clash with their person-
Instead, the light airy floral
scents such as violet and lilies of
the valley would suit the definitely
feminine type as well as a more
spicy and heavy fragrance would
an outdoor sportswoman. So for
this reason, men, consider a wo-
man's personality when selecting
that perfume for her Christmas
Groups To Send
Gifts to Children
Christmas celebrations will be
found in many and varied forms
throughout the campus all this
With most of the sororities plan-
ning parties of their own for the
exchange of personal gifts between
roommates and big and little sis-
ters, many of the houses are also
planning various other methods
of spreading the yuletide joy to
others less fortunate.
* * *
THE MEMBERS of Alpha Chi
Omega are planning on giving
twenty home permanents to chil-
dren at the Michigan Children's
Institute. A Christmas party for
the children of alumnae is also on
With a traditional Christmas
dinner for the kitchen help, the
Alpha Delta Pi's are also plan-
ning a party for the active mem-
bers. Instead of exchanging gifts
among the actives themselves,
inexpensive gifts will be brought
to the, party and later sent to
the needy children.
It has long been a tradition at
the Kappa Delta house to hold a
formal Christmas dinner at which
gifts are exchanged between big
and little sisters. This year,
though, each member will con-
tribute a dollar towards a basket
to go to some needy family.
THE MEMBERS of the Sigma
Delta Tau house are currently
busy with plans to entertain five
foreign students at a complete
holiday dinner this week. They
are also purchasing small gifts for
the children at the University
Instead of exchanging gifts
among roommates, big and
little sisters and friends in the
house, members of Zeta Tau Al-
pha are separating into groups
this year, with each one buying
a gift for the chapter house.
Gathering around the tree after
the annual Christmas dinner, the
Pi Beta Phi's will exchange their
traditional gifts. Later on the
tree and toys will be sent to the
At the Gamma Phi Beta house,
members of the kitchen staff are
annually honored at a traditional
dinner at which the members act
as waiters. Later on, a party will
be held at which toys and poems,
written about the receiver, will be
exchanged. The toys are then sent
to the hospital.
"AS YOU SHAKE IT"-King Henry VIII is pictured above look-
ing over his harum of sexy wives in a scene from the Soph Cab
floorshow, "Midwinter's Nightmare" presented this weekend.
Campus Sprouts Qay Panarama
Of Colorful Yule Decorations
The yuletide season not only
brings about the spirit of giving
and merry-making, but many new
ideas in artistic Christmas decora-
tions and coloring also.
One of the most novel ideas on
campus which everyone is en-
thralled with, is a miniature
candy house which was made by
Mrs. William Goodale, house direc-
tor at Alpha Chi Omega. It is made
entirely of candy. The door is a
chocolate Hershey bar, the win-
dows are made of gum drops, and
the roof is made of cinnamin
AROUND THE HOUSE is a little
plastic white fence. It is in the
dining room of the sorority house.
The house also has, besides the
usual Christmas evergreens, a life-
size Santa Claus in the Alcove to
greet all the guests as they enter
At the Chi Omega house there
is a beautiful stained glass win-
dow on the front door, which
represents a winter scene. They
also have had a lion-snow man
for their front lawn.
The Pi Beta Phi's have decorat-
ed their front door to look like a
Christmas package. There is a big
red ribbon, which surrounds the
door, and is gathered up at
top in a big bow.
* * *
Latest fashion in formals fal-
sifies the axiom that evening dress-
es must feature long, full skirts.
With no essential change at the
top, the bottom of many formals
is on the assent, leaving as much
as 13 inches between hemline and
The short or ballerina evening
dress now fills about a fifth of
the program at New York formal-
wear showings and is steadily gain-
ing in popularity.
THE TRADITIONAL floor length
gown, however, has not been out-
moded. It is still as much a part
of the ball as is its abbreviated
Actually, the length of the
ballerina is a matter of personal
preference. While most of them
are worn anywhere from 7 to 12
inches from the floor, some hem-
lines start at three inches, al-
lowing only the foot and ankle
With the new southern expos-
ure, footwear earns a place of
prominence in formal fashion.
Slippers matching or sharply con-
trasting the gown are no longer
hidden under folds of material.
* * *
SHOES ALSO play a part in de-
termining the length, for the eve-
ning slipper with an ankle strap
requires a higher hem than does
the plain opera pump.
In design, the short dance
dress is nothing more than an
ebridged edition of the classic
full length formal. Last year's
gown, slashed off at the bottom
and altered with appropriate ac-
cessories, will probably pass for
a contemporary creation in the
latest fashion parade.
Designers have not added to the
bodice the material extracted from
the skirt. Strapless styles vie with
off-the-shoulder models for first
place in popularity.
MANY WOMEN, however, pre-
fer a high cut ballerina with cap
or short sleeves so that it will serve
as a party or date dress as well
as a formal gown. If the strapless
is equipped with a fitted jacket
it, too, can go to dinner or cock-
tail party and still be appropriate
at the ball.
For tall women, the hoisted
hemline has the advantage of re-
lieving the lengthening effect
created by full evening dresses.
Short girls, moreover, need not
avoid the ballerina for, if worn
at a becoming length, it will not
accent their height.
With this in its favor plus the
fact that it cannot be stepped on
or easily stained by mud, the
ballerina formal adds up to a prac-
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HANGING from the bow is a
cluster of bells. The girls have
sprayed evergreens with gold paint
and put them, with red and green
ribbons, around white candles in
the dining room, as centerpieces
for the tables.
Mrs. Emilie McDonald made a
very attractive Christmas Tree
ornament to add to the gayety
of the Alpha Omicron Pi house.
For the stem, she used a knitting
needle and added dainty white
paper lace doilies for the
branches of the tree.
MOST OF the women's dorms
are preparing for Christmas
dances. Martha Cook, besides hav-
ing a large tree in the center of
the Blue Room lounge, has glitter-
ing stars hanging from the ceiling.
At the entrance to the long hall-
way, the arch is enhanced by ever-
greens and white cotton snow
balls. On either side of the arch-
way are two lighted Christmas
Betsy Barbour, who had a dance
in which the theme was "An Old
Fashioned Christmas" still has
many of their dance decorations
left, including a cotton snow man
about three feet high.
Stockwell, Mosher-Jordan, and
the New Residence Hall also have
Christmas trees and wreaths
throughout their halls. A lighted
tree stands just outside of the New
Perfume is hardly a modern in-
novation since it was used popul-
arly back in the times of the Bab-
ylonians and Assyrians.
Cleopatra not only enhanced her
personal charm by using perfumes,
but even saturated the sails of her
famous boat with her favorite
scents. Arabian princesses also
made clever use of fragrances.
They dipped their slippers in per-
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